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You Hate Cardigans? I Can't Help You.

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I would wear this. Under a cardigan.

Hi Frank,

Cardigan hater here. Cardigans to shield against a chilly office seem to be the greatest myth perpetuated by fashion media and everyone knows it. What's the right way to handle a cold office in the summer? Don't you dare say the c-word.


Hey 9-to-5-er,

I hate to break it to you—but I'm going to use the c-word.

What is the matter with you? Why are you anti-cardigan? Cardigans are great!

Cardigans look great (okay, good) with everything! You can layer then under your blazer or your jean jacket; you can't pop them over your tees and blouses. They warm you when you're chilly. You can fling them off and throw them in a bag when you get hot. They come in any color, fabrication, shape, length, pattern, or print you can imagine—at any pricepoint! You can get them cableknit-chunky or so fine and feathery they're nearly translucent.

There's a cardigan for every body type; there is a cardigan that can mask nearly any aspect of your body you may think you need to mask.

In short: Cardigans are indispensable and I don't know what else to tell you.

I guess you can wear a pullover? A sweatshirt? A blazer? A jean jacket? An open, out-sized oxford shirt?

I'm wearing a cardigan today—Gap merino wool (cheap!) Yesterday was cashmere Kenzo (not cheap!) Wednesday was cotton from Vince (in-betweeners!) I mean—cardigans! I don't even know what I would do without cardigans. I can't even think about

Embrace the cardigan.

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